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The Fair Work Ombudsman has declared that Uber Australia Pty Ltd and its drivers do not have an "employment relationship", which suggests the business and similar gig economy companies won't be compelled to provide WHS or workers' comp protections without legislative change.
Injuries resulting from or aggravated by battling for workers' compensation are not compensable, a tribunal has reiterated in a dispute arising from a worker's noisy and cramped working conditions more than two decades ago.
A worker was acting in her capacity as a member of the public when she was injured helping a pedestrian while outside her workplace on a coffee break, a tribunal has found in ruling her injury was unrelated to work.
Australia's fatigue management laws are not stopping fatigued workers from driving heavy vehicles, and must be amended to address shift structures and other factors that increase the risk, according to a paper informing the new Heavy Vehicle National Law.